Debutant Chris Maguire scored two stunning late free-kicks as Coventry came from behind to win at MK Dons.

Shaun Williams's penalty after Dan Seaborne pushed over Ben Reeves on the stroke of half-time put Dons in front after they dominated the first period.

Sky Blues debutant Chris Dagnall levelled with a deflected strike before Maguire curled in an exquisite effort.

The Sheffield Wednesday loanee then secured the win with another fantastic curling free-kick in the last minute.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I don't think anyone who had seen [the game] would say that we were poor. But it's still not good enough because we've not won the game.

"We dominated the first half, scored a very deserved goal. Second half, they were kicking into seven and a half thousand fans. There was going to be momentum.

"We denied them opportunities but they were on top. A wicked deflection and then probably two of the best free kicks you're going to see at Stadium MK.

"I'm not going to come here and say everything's all rosy in the garden.

"I'm still in the most difficult position I've been in, but in the three and a half years I've been here I've never shirked my responsibility, I've never turned my back on anything, and that won't be the case this time."

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I thought our second-half performance was terrific. We played with intensity, with energy. I was really really proud of them, because that is the Coventry City of 2013-2014. That it is the team everybody's been talking about.

"I'm so desperate to give these supporters success. I can't tell you how much I want to bring this club back to where it belongs.

"That today was quite phenomenal. The atmosphere in the stadium was terrific and I think it was big thank you from our players today.

"I though all-in-all it was a really positive day for us and gets us back to winning ways after a slight dip. When we go through dips like we do then we ask the question 'how is their character and how is their mentality?'. Today that young group of players gave the perfect answer."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 07 Gleeson Booked
  • 23 Spence
  • 06 Williams
  • 17 Powell (Smith - 76' )
  • 08 Potter Booked
  • 15 Bamford
  • 12 Reeves (Carruthers - 88' )
  • 26 Jennings (Alli - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 11 Smith
  • 14 Alli
  • 18 Baldock
  • 21 Banton
  • 22 Carruthers
  • 50 Burns

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 24 Clarke
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 08 Baker (Maguire - 65' Booked )
  • 07 Fleck
  • 21 Dagnall (Webster - 94' )
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 14 Moussa (Phillips - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Webster
  • 12 Maguire
  • 13 Burge
  • 18 Phillips
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 33 Maund
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 14,988

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

3 6

Corners

3 7

Fouls

16 21

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3.

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3.

90:00 +4:38

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

90:00 +3:56

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:56

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

90:00 +3:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Webster replaces Chris Dagnall.

90:00 +3:09

Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +2:48

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

90:00 +2:18

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:36

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:36

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

90:00 +1:01

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:01

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

89:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3. Chris Maguire (Coventry City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

89:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

88:58

Hand ball by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

88:32

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

88:32

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Ben Reeves.

86:32 Booking

Booking Chris Maguire (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

85:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 2. Chris Maguire (Coventry City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

84:43

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

84:43

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:31

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

80:10

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:07

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

78:52

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

77:56

Attempt blocked. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:49

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:49

Foul by Chris Maguire (Coventry City).

75:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Alan Smith replaces Daniel Powell.

73:20

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:20

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

71:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Bamidele Alli replaces Dale Jennings.

68:55

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

68:00

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

68:00

Chris Maguire (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:26

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (MK Dons) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

65:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 1. Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

64:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Chris Maguire replaces Carl Baker.

60:52

Dale Jennings (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:52

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

59:26 Booking

Booking Callum Wilson (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

59:16

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:16

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

58:04

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

57:05

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

55:06

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

54:12 Booking

Booking Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

54:00

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:56

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

53:32

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

53:32

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:56

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

51:56

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:39

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

50:12

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ian McLoughlin.

49:53

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

47:35

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

47:35

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:30

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

45:30

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +3:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +2:06

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

45:00 +2:06

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:49

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

45:00 +1:49

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:00 +0:30

Penalty MK Dons. Ben Reeves draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +0:30

Penalty conceded by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

43:54

Dale Jennings (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:54

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

42:52

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is too high.

41:06

(MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:06

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

40:53

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

40:38

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

38:33 Booking

Booking Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

38:22

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).

38:22

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:07

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).

36:07

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:03

Dale Jennings (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:03

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

33:34

Dale Jennings (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:34

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

31:17

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

31:17

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:10

Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

30:00

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:53

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:53

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

28:08

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:08

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

27:00

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:47

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

25:47

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:01

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

25:01

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:56

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:56

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

22:00

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:58

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

21:00

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:59

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

15:03

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

14:00

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:44

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

11:04

Dale Jennings (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:04

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

7:00

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

6:37

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:53

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Darren Potter.

5:08

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

4:30

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

4:30

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:34

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

3:34

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:48

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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